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Re: Updated XML 1.0: typos, license

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 15:19:40 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19980918151858.00b1f970@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, w3c-xml-cg@w3.org
Cc: xml-editor@w3.org, ij@w3.org
At 04:39 PM 9/18/98 -0500, Dan Connolly wrote:
>There are some known bugs[1] in the XML 1.0 spec[2];
>we owe the world an update. I just want to be
>sure the XML CG doesn't forget.

Right; in the 4 months or so since we agreed to do this, I have
collected a few more subtle typos in a mail folder.  Oh, and there's
one kinda substantive little hole in the spec on the subject of
multiple NOTATION declarations (not that anyone cares very much).

>Also, there are some licensing issues: I need Tim
>and Michael, who did their work while not covered
>by the W3C Member contract, to execute a release:
...
>http://www.w3.org/TR/Release.html

I agree in principle, except for this contains the language

  MIT, INRIA, Keio are hereby permitted to distribute my contribution to 

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  as part of its W3C technical specifications, and to distribute any    implementations of those specifications, at no cost to MIT, INRIA, Keio 
  or its users under the standard W3C royalty-free  license. 

As I stated before, I flatly refuse to execute this as long as it contains
the silly and vacuous phrase "under the standard W3C royalty-free license"
until there is some indication of what document that is and what it contains.
On a related issue, Dan pointed me at whatever document this mysterious
phrase is alleged to identify, and I (in my non-lawyer capacity) pointed
out what looked to me like Boeing-747 sized holes in the language... did
that get worked on, Dan? -Tim
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